April 18th, 2010

20111112, Marilee

Too Much Time in the Bathroom

I'm guessing it has to do with the Chinese food last night, since the only other thing I ate yesterday was a piece of cake (the group's ninth birthday). I spent large portions of the night until the early afternoon in the bathroom, but finally felt like I could nap about 4pm. Spirit and I woke up about 8pm and she's sound asleep in her bed and I'm online.

I'm doing laundry, including bed linen, and expect to be up rather late because of the lack of awakeness today.
20111112, Marilee

Believing is Seeing by Diana Wynne Jones

This is a collection of seven stories, all with some element of fantasy, but she writes so well that I like them all. There is a short accurate informational introduction and on the title page before each story is a small Escher-style illo. I could tell they connected, but I wondered where the whole picture was. Last night I thought it was probably on the dust jacket, and it was, and in color.

There's a story in first person by a cat, one with Chrestomanci, one with landscape from early Christopher Chant, and among others, a story that is about another author (easily identifiable, and funny).

I really recommend this collection.